Studies at University of Oulu 2015-2016

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

5-6 Year Degree Programmes

Degree Programme in Computer Science and Engineering

During the past decades, computer technology has had a significant impact into our daily lives and the whole society. In the future, computers are used more diversely, for example, with intelligent devices embedded into our living environments. Graduates from the field of computer science and engineering will play a key role in this development. Degree Programme in Computer Science and Engineering offers you an excellent opportunity to build your skills and knowledge in various ways. You can specialize based on your interest, for example, in intelligent systems and techniques like artificial intelligence and digital signal processing. Another option is to specialize in designing embedded systems for smart phones, mobile base stations, cars, wearable devices, for example; or you can decide to become a specialist who is familiar with new technologies such as ubiquitous and social computing, and is able to develop both software and hardware solutions to problems identified by users and companies.

The graduates’ employment rate is excellent and the studies prepare you for a large variety of jobs. You might develop new computational methods, or build novel software or large networked systems. In addition to design tasks, you might lead a large development project, or work in marketing, for example. More and more graduates choose to establish an own enterprise, where the degree programme gives a good starting point. Finnish master’s degree is highly recognized internationally, and it provides excellent basis to work abroad in companies or research institutes. The research in computer science and engineering at the University of Oulu has been acknowledged of its internationally high quality. You can also continue your studies after M.Sc. degree as a postgraduate student in one of the research groups and target a Ph.D. degree and researcher career.

Basic information

Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180+120)
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Software Designer
System Designer
Development Manager
Technical Specialist
Research Scientist
Location of Instruction: 


Next Application Period: 
March 17th 2015 – April 9th 2015 at 15.00 / 3 p.m. (UTC +3)
The degree programme is applied for through the The language of instruction in the degree programme is Finnish. Applicants have to both apply in Finnish and be able to study in Finnish. Applicants are asked to prove their Finnish language skills in the admissions process. Information on studies in English is available here. Read more detailed information about admission requirements and applying from Admissions.